If you weren't in line early for downtown Oak Park's annual Cookie Walk, odds are you missed out on some tasty treats. The annual event took place at various downtown shops on Dec. 2. It allowed visitors to purchase a souvenir cookie tin to collect cookies and treats from more than 45 participating shops and restaurants on a day in which the temperature was in the 50s. "We sold 525 cookie tins, and they were sold out in about 45 minutes," Downtown Oak Park Marketing and Communication Director Anna Wilson said. "It was a long line, and I think the weather had a lot to do with it." In addition to the hunt for cookies, guests could find Santa Claus walking around Marion Street with a group of holiday carolers. "It's a kickoff for the holidays and about welcoming people to downtown," Wilson said. "It's a great opportunity for people to come downtown to shop and dine. We had a great representation of chocolates and cookies to give out. It was a perfect day." Shoppers could also enjoy a variety of musical and family-friendly acts performing inside local shops and restaurants, while guests could sip free hot chocolate and coffee. Twitter @steveschering After winning lawsuit, fired sheriff's officer returns to work Kerry James Marshall paints Chicago Cultural Center mural Man makes bubbles on Columbus Drive Bridge